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As a forward-thinking and client-oriented law firm, Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla is continually seeking out new talent to join our team. We look for team players possessing the ability to work individually and as a part of our departmental teams.

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    Evan P. Zimmerman

    Evan is a shareholder with practice focuses in the areas of Land Use & Development Law, Real Estate and Banking & Commercial Lending.  Evan delivers first-rate client service in all facets of his diverse, transaction-driven practice.  He is experienced in representing clients engaged in complex land development projects and assists in navigating the intricacies of New Jersey’s regulatory environment.  Evan provides counsel to industrial, commercial and residential developers, property owners and real estate investors with regard to all phases of the real estate life cycle, including: due diligence and zoning investigations, purchase and sale contract negotiations, corporate entity organizations, financing, leasing and related transactional matters.  Evan represents clients before municipal, county and state land use agencies in connection with contested and complex applications for variances, site plans, subdivisions and redevelopment.  He is experienced in leading a team of professionals to achieve client objectives and routinely works with engineers, architects, professional planners and accountants.  Evan’s practice also includes providing counsel on liquor license matters and various other commercial transactions including asset purchases, equity investments, joint ventures and general contractual matters.

    Evan currently serves as a director on the Board of Directors of the Land Use Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association.  

    Evan is originally from West Long Branch, New Jersey and attended Ranney School, Colgate University and Villanova University. Prior to joining the firm, Evan obtained a dual JD/MBA degree from Villanova, which he completed in three years.

    Practice Areas
    Practice Focus
    • Land Use & Development
    • Real Estate
    • Banking and Commercial Lending
    • Leasing
    • Affordable Housing
    • Redevelopment Law
    Professional Activities
    • Director, Land Use Section, New Jersey State Bar Association
    • Former Adjunct Professor, Monmouth University's Leon Hess Business School, Department of Economics, Finance and Real Estate
    • Member, New Jersey State Bar Association, Land Use Section
    • Member of the New Jersey Builders Association
    • Member of the Shore Builders Association of Central New Jersey
    • Member, Monmouth Bar Association
    Other Professional and Personal Information
    • Post Advisor - Law Explorers Post 529
    • Past Alumni Council Member for Ranney School in Tinton Falls
    • New Jersey
    • Villanova University School of Law, J.D.
    • Villanova University School of Business, M.B.A.
    • Colgate University, B.A.
    • Named Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch*, 2021 - 2024
    • Selected by Super Lawyers® as a New Jersey Rising Star,* 2018-2024

    Award Methodology Description

    • “New Jersey Land Use Law – Helping Your Clients Navigate the Complex Regulatory Framework,” Continuing Legal Education Seminar, 2016
    • Presentation to the Monmouth County Board of Commercial Realtors Association, October 23, 2015
    Press Mentions